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News tag: safety


pregnant-craving

Home birth raises health risks for mother and child


20 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Home birth is still a topic for debate, despite medical evidence in reputable health magazines concluding both the mother and child may experience higher risks at home than in a hospital environment. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  (RANZCOG), the authority on childbirth safety, concluded…

medical-device

Lack of information behind FDA’s clearing implanted medical devices


30 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
US Food and Drug Administration's (USDA) ability to ensure public foods, drugs, vaccines, and medical devices has been scrutinized in a recent study. Published in JAMA Internal medicine, the research points to a process called 510(k) review, which determines whether moderate-to-high-risk devices are approved as equivalent to another device (referred…

hospital-ebola

Hospitals in U.S. facing federal regulations when treating Ebola-virus patients


24 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
The current wave of Ebola-virus patients finds U.S. hospitals unprepared to manage the waste resulting from treating patients who arrive in the country unexpectedly, creating a highly concerning situation for society, experts in biosafety stated. Following federal guidelines involving handling of Ebola-related waste, companies specialized in waste management simply do…